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  • Ref no: GCU00755
  • Published: 4/11/19
  • Closes: 4/12/19
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week


Interviews for this role will take place on Wednesday 18 December 2019

Glasgow Caledonian University a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019).  Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York.   Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The Department of Psychology, within the School of Health and Life Sciences is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied psychology provision that includes innovative teaching and learning, applied research, and knowledge transfer activities. To support our continuing development, we are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Psychology who will contribute to the academic leadership and strategic development of the department. This will be achieved by providing leadership to enhance our research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. As a professorial appointment the successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in enhancing GCU’s reputation as the University for the Common Good at a local, national and international level.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and inventive individual with a forward thinking vision for leading and promoting psychology-informed research linked to existing research groups within the Centre for Living, comprising Public Health and Long Term Conditions (see Our research groups are internationally recognised and have excellent track record in translating research into evidence-based public health policy and practice. The successful candidate will be a recognised expert of international standing in their area of applied psychology. They will have a track record of success in attracting research grants/external funding and delivering on externally-funded research projects. This will be complemented with credible plans for the active pursuit of future income generation and impactful dissemination activities.

The successful candidate will not only be an outstanding researcher, but also an inspirational teacher contributing to the enhancement of the student experience across the portfolio of Psychology programmes, with particular focus on our doctoral provision. The department is host to a BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, a MSc Forensic Psychology, and three Doctorates in Counselling Psychology, Health Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology, all with BPS and/or HCPC accreditation.

As a senior member of the Psychology and wider school team, the successful individual will contribute to the formulation and delivery of organisational strategy and objectives through the successful implementation of functional KPIs. They will show commitment to developing others in a positive way.

Applicants should be eligible for Chartered membership of the British Psychological Society and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. We especially welcome applications from Health Psychologists or Sport & Exercise Psychologists. 

For an informal discussion or if you have specific questions regarding this role please contact Dr Kerri McPherson, Head of Department, at T: +44 (0)141 331 8174.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

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